FIRE IN THE MEMORY

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Theater, Truth, and Justice in Argentina and Peru


By Roberto Gutiérrez Varea 

"The struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory over forgetting." - Milan Kundera

For centuries Latin Americans have engaged the power of performance to resist violence, colonization, and exploitation. Roberto Gutiérrez Varea documents how artists and activists are helping communities build peace in the aftermath of state-sponsored repression and terror. Varea introduces Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani from Peru and Teatro por la Identidad of Argentina. For both companies, theatre is about the performance of collective resistance, memory, and an inclusive shared truth. 

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